Second UNDG Inter-Agency Knowledge Fair on "UN Effectiveness in Knowledge Sharing"
Location: Turin, Italy
Dates: 16-18 November 2010
In its continuous effort to support knowledge initiatives and in response to the demand from UN Coordination practitioners, UNDOCO will be organizing in close collaboration with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) a second inter-Agency Knowledge Fair in Turin (Italy) at the UN Campus from 16 to 18 November 2010. This new face-to-face practitioners’ meeting will focus on UN Effectiveness in Knowledge Sharing. As for the first knowledge fair organized in Vienna in September, this theme was selected by a wide range of coordination and knowledge management practitioners through an online survey conducted in March 2010.
The purpose of the fair is to provide UN staff from Headquarters, regional, sub-regional and country offices with a chance to learn from each other and to demonstrate how knowledge sharing can increase the effectiveness and impact of field-level activities. It will also help to draw on the expertise available within and across the UN development system and provide knowledge for identification of lessons learned and good practices.
This event has been designed incorporating best practices in knowledge sharing, UN experience in organizing “share fairs” and the lessons drawn from the first inter-Agency knowledge fair on “Policy Advice vs. Implementation: How to find the right positioning for UN development activities at the country level?”.
The event will provide a showcase for concrete case studies of joint field initiatives (selected through this Call for Proposals) focusing on lessons learned, challenges and knowledge sharing strategies. UN staff members, as well as relevant participants from governments, civil society and academia are expected to bring their perspectives, practical experiences and lessons learned on inter-agency work on UN Effectiveness in Knowledge Sharing.
To learn more about the Second UNDG Inter-Agency Knowledge Fair, please visit www.undg.org/index.cfm.